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Glacier Country Kayaks

Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0230
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Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Not feeling like dropping a grand on a 20 minute helicopter ride for our family of 4, we opted instead for the kayak tour with Glacier Country Kayaks. The guys doing the tour were great, we were fortunate with the weather too and our kids...More

Thank emwctigers
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review

Hey there! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. Cheers!

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

What a stunning place! Izzy took us out on the lake for the Discovery Tour with our 8-month old, Finn. What a pleasure! It couldn't have been a better first kayak trip for our new family! Izzy was fantastic, knowledgable and fun, and Finn was...More

Thank Andrew J
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review

Hey Andrew! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Izzy is fantastic at what she does. Thanks for sharing!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great company, took a trip w donkey and mike and they were informative, personal, and quite funny and charismatic as well. Highly recommend, find them across from the glacier guides, rain or shine!

Thank Nicole T
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review

Hey Nicole! We're glad you had fun ... so did we! Keep paddling!! Cheers!

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

You check in at the office & are then driven up to Lake Mapourika for safety briefing, kitting out & we're off. 2 guides took us on a 3 hour paddle across the lake & up to the Okarito kiwi sanctuary. It rained throughout, but...More

Thank Alan H
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review

Hey Alan! We love paddling in all weather, but there's something magical about being out there in the rain. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I am studying abroad in Australia from the United States, and took a holiday to NZ with a few friends. I did this as a second choice to the heli-Glacier hike, but I've got to say that I'm glad I went with this activity. I've...More

Thank Hailey R
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review

Hey Hailey! Thanks for sharing your experience! Lake Mapourika is definitely an amazing place to discover from a kayak ... especially with Zak as a guide. Have fun in Australia! Cheers!

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Our guide Zach made sure we had an excellent kayak trip. His knowledge of the wildlife and history of Franz Josef was so impressive, I felt like I had learned more in this single kayak trip than I had in the past 6 months staying...More

Thank Lisa H
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review

Hey Lisa! It's great to hear that you got so much out of your trip. Zak is definitely a top notch guide. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We had so much fun doing kayaking at franz joseph It was like a private tour, as only 2 of us booked that day coincidentally, and the weather became so good from a lousy morning which greeted us with a rain and grey clouds 😞...More

Thank prashant t
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi Prashant, Thank you for your great review! We are glad that the weather turned around for you and you came kayaking with us into the beautiful lush rainforest at Lake Mapourika. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the whole experience and the...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've booked the kayak and walk trip and it was a beautiful and peaceful tour in the nature with free fotos. The lake was beautiful and calm in the morning. You don't need any experience because of the professional and helping guides. The guide Izzy...More

Thank Los_Nicolos
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review and the recommendation to other travelers! We are very happy to hear that you had a great trip and that you enjoyed the whole experience. Happy further travels! Your Glacier Country Kayaks Team

Reviewed 30 March 2017

It was a nice sunny day in Franz Josef and such a unique experience to kayak on the glacier made lake. Our guide was friendly and very informative about the lake and also the surrounding area. It is definitely something to experience in the region...More

Thank Julian A
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi Julian, Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the trip! If you were here on a clear day, the views from the lake boast up to 10 different glaciers and include the Franz Josef Glacier's Neve (the top part). Due to the recession...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Such an amazing day on the lake with a great guide Jose. He was very knowledgable about the area and the history of new zealand and its wildlife. Don't let the weather put you off, even though it was a bit cloudy and drizzled we...More

Thank Paul T
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the trip, even in the cloudy/drizzly weather. We think the lake holds special qualities in the calm misty weather, and it can be some of the best times to be out there! Hope you enjoyed...More

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Joann T
Hi, can I play kayaking if I am not able to swim?
31 March 2017|
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Response from Glacierkayaks | Property representative |
Hi Joann, You don't need to be able to swim to come kayaking with us. You will be provided with a life jacket and there will always be a guide with the group. Please don't hesitate to ask if there should be any other... More
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Charo S
I have never kayaked before. Is that okay? We ard planning to come in September and I really want this experience.
24 January 2017|
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Response from Glacierkayaks | Property representative |
Hey there! Thanks for your message. That is absolutely fine. Our guides are top notch, and will do everything they can to ensure that you are comfortable and have the best experience possible. We would love to have you come... More
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Stephanie G
How far in advance should we book tours if we are planning on coming in early February 2017? We are concerned we might get bad weather if we book too far in advance.
26 November 2016|
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Response from Glacierkayaks | Property representative |
Hi Stephanie, As your travel date falls into the busiest time of the season it is recommended to book in advance, to secure your spot on your preferred date and time. The weather over here can not really be predicted until... More
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